International Individual Consultant - Quality Assurance for Autopsy Kits Procurement, Maputo, Mozambique

Contract Type: Consultancy
Closing date: 28 February 2020 - 5:00pm(Maputo time)
Duty station: Maputo, Mozambique

Duration: 40 days

Purpose of Consultancy

To provide technical support on quality assurance processes for autopsy kits procurement at UNFPA Mozambique country office in the context of Spotlight Initiative Program implementation to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls.

Scope of Work:

  • Assessment of technical documents related to autopsy kits and device suppliers for bid/tender evaluations including clear reporting of the performed evaluation work;
  • Site assessments for physical inspection of products or assessment of autopsy kits product samples;
  • Drafting of technical specifications and development of technical and/or policy and guideline documents commissioned by UNFPA within the time frame agreed between the two parties - including any necessary research, desk reviews, and analysis, using latest available scientific data;
  • Training and workshop facilitation at technical meetings including the development of training material and presentations;
  • Liaise with relevant program colleagues and government partners mainly with the Ministry of Health (legal medicine unit) to ensure timely clearing of UNFPA commodities and internationally procured goods.

Duration and Working Schedule: 

The assignment will be for a period of 40 working days within 2 calendar months.

Place where services are to be delivered:

UNFPA Maputo Office

Delivery dates and how work will be delivered:

The consultant should submit following key deliverables submitted on following dates, all deliverables should submit through a soft copy:

  • Inception report with work plan and timelines (10%) - by the 1st week of March 2020
  • Develop technical specifications of autopsy kits (20%) - by the 2nd week of March 2020
  • Site assessments report (physical inspection of autopsy kit product samples (25%) - by the 4th week of March 2020
  • Develop training/workshop material and presentations for autopsy kits quality assurance (15%) - by the 2nd week of April 2020
  • Final report (30%) - by the 3rd week of April 2020

Monitoring and progress control including reporting requirements, periodicity format and deadline: 

The above-referenced reports will be prepared by the consultant, reviewed by the SRH Team Leader, and signed off by the Assistant Representative.

Supervisory Arrangements:

The Consultant shall work under the direct supervision of the SRH Team Leader overall supervision by the Assistant Representative.

Expected Travel:

Work remotely. Travel will be requested by the UNFPA Mozambique country office when necessary.

Required expertise, qualifications and competencies, including language requirements:

Bachelor's degree in any of the following fields: biomedical engineering, biomedical technology, medicine, medical or biomedical research, medical device manufacturing, quality engineering with focus on medical devices or related field. 

Working Experience:

For the proposed consultant, knowledge and at least 7 years of experience including: 

  • Knowledge and experience in the management and use of medical devices in health care services
  • Knowledge and experience with medical devices and RH commodities included in or similar to UNFPA’s portfolio (available here:
  • Knowledge of regulatory context for medical devices    
  • Knowledge in drafting and reviewing specifications, technical documents, safety standard documents for bid evaluation, and expertise in health technologies specifically in medical devices
  • Attention to details and strong analytical skills
  • Proficient in current software applications
  • Additional points will be given for:
    • Experience in performing research, guideline development or conducting trainings especially on behalf of another UN agency, international organizations, and/or public sector entities
    • Experience related to the existing product groups listed in UNFPA medical devices.
    • ISO 13485 and/or ISO 9001 QMS certification. 
    • Qualifications for ISO 14001 auditing
    • Any additional international accredited certification relevant to auditing medical devices
  • The proposed consultant, should have at least 3 completed projects of similar nature and scope in various countries, including experience in conducting technical evaluations of tender processes for medical devices


Fluency in English and Portuguese

UNFPA Core Competencies:
•    Accountability
•    Integrity
•    Commitment
•    Cultural Sensitivity
•    Valuing Diversity
•    Building and managing relationships
•    Personal leadership and effectiveness

UNFPA Functional Competencies:
•    Client orientation
•    Organizational Awareness
•    Job knowledge/Technical expertise
•    Ability to interpret rules and administrative guidelines and to solve routine and non-routine issues in administration, budget and finance, procurement and logistics
•    Good organizational and analytical skills, accuracy, discretion and a sense of confidentiality, team and service-oriented, autonomy, flexibility to adjust schedules and work priorities, emphasis on quality, efficiency and results
•    Ability to propose solutions and improvement.

The proposed consultants, willingness to comply with UNFPA’s confidentiality and conflict of interest rules.

•    Confidentiality of manufacturer’s information 
•    During technical evaluation of tenders, confidentiality of proposals and confidentiality of procurement process
•    During technical evaluation of tenders, compliance with no-conflict-of-interest rules for technical evaluation committee members in UNFPA Mozambique country office.

How to Apply:

Please send your application with a completed P11 form (download form from to: with the subject of the position you applied for.
All applications should be received by Friday, 28th February 2020 by 5:00 PM, Maputo time.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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